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Table 1 Summary details of dual-choice, egg-count bioassays to evaluate oviposition choices in Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto

From: Habitat discrimination by gravid Anopheles gambiae sensu lato – a push-pull system

Dual-choice cage, egg-count bioassays Treatments No of rounds Total no of females responding for all rounds (total number set up)
Control Test
Set 1: Pellet infusions Lake water Lake water 3 66 (75)
Lake water 2-day old pellet infusion 64 (75)
Lake water 4-day old pellet infusion 67 (75)
Lake water 6-day old pellet infusion 68 (75)
Set 2: Soil infusions Lake water Lake water 9 153 (225)
Lake water 2-day old soil infusion 161 (225)
Lake water 4-day old soil infusion 160 (225)
Lake water 6-day old soil infusion 171 (225)
Set 3: Vision versus olfaction in soil infusions Lake water Lake water 12 186 (220)
Lake water 6-day old soil infusion 150 (220)
Lake water Autoclaved 6-day old soil infusion 157 (220)
Autoclaved 6-day old soil infusion 6-day old soil infusion 169 (220)
Set 4: Olfactory memory – pellet infusions Lake water reared An. gambiae females
Lake water 6 day old pellet infusion 1 31 (45)
Pellet infusion reared An. gambiae females
Lake water 6-day old pellet infusion 1 37 (45)